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Shelter for Runaway Teens Opens

Rising Ground, one of New York's fastest-growing human services organizations has opened a new residence in the South Bronx for homeless and runaway teenage girls. The round-the-clock residential program can accommodate up to 20 youth, and uses a holistic approach to promote their empowerment and independence, as they support each other in a group setting. Rising Ground social workers and case planners help the girls find employment and internships, enroll in school, and teach them life skills, such as money management and organization. Tamia, 18, has been through six or seven shelters in New York City. She loves her new home and its new atmosphere. “It doesn’t feel like a shelter,” she says

700 Backpacks Donated And Counting!

It was a big weekend at Rising Ground! RG's Preventive Services program hosted a community barbecue and backpack drive in the Bronx, and New York delivered! Over 700 backpacks were collected and donated this year, doubling 2017's efforts, and putting plenty of smiles on the faces of bright and energetic children. The community's generosity didn't stop there. Rising Ground reports that a record number of school supplies were donated as well! Companies like Hall Capital, Oath/Joey Logano Foundation, AT Kearney, Molod Spitz & Desantis, United Nations Federal Credit Union, EY, Google, Direct Mail of New York, A.T. Kearny, Medwellspa and Yoga Studio, Empire BCBS HealthPlus, Fidelity National Tit

Harrison Edwards Sponsoring 'Great Lakes Connect' Broadband Conference

Bob Knight, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Harrison Edwards, Inc. announced today that the firm has signed on as a sponsor of Great Lakes Connect Broadband Development Conference. Great Lakes Connect will bring together industry and civic leaders from communities throughout the Midwest, a region where municipal gigabit-speed broadband deployment is catching on quickly. This year's inaugural Great Lakes Connect is produced by the same team as Mountain Connect, the wildly-successful Colorado-based broadband conference that draws close to 700 from the United States, Canada, and beyond. "Great Lakes Connect will appeal to communities and industry members who are looking to

Rising Ground Announces 'Gould' Merger

Jose Jarra, Board Chair, Rising Ground, at the New York Stock Exchange during 'Rising Ground Day.' Two of New York’s leading human service organizations announced that they are integrating operations. Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families will become a subsidiary of Rising Ground, a 187-year-old organization that currently operates in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Westchester. Henceforth, both organizations will operate under one uniform set of policies and practices under a single mission, guided by the same values, expectations, and vision, as they expand services to more New Yorkers facing adversity. The consolidation will strengthen and broaden the supports both organizati

Harrison Edwards Named a "Top PR Firm" in Memphis

For the second year in a row, Expertise.com has named Harrison Edwards to its list of top public relations firms in Memphis, TN. The site, that aims to make it easy for searchers to find the best local experts, reviewed 173 firms and chose twelve that scored well in the following categories: An excellent reputation, with a history of delighted customers and outstanding service. Strong credibility, based on awards (of which we have more than 200!). Years of experience as masters of our craft – we’ve spent 30 years strong -- and -- everyone on our team has credentials to die for. Availability to clients and being responsive to their needs and requests. Impeccable professionalism, in which serv

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